440. Jim is now half as old as his brother Joe. Ten years ago, he was one-twelfth of his brother's age. In 11 more years, Jim will be as old as his brother is now. If Jim is not yet a teenager, how old are they now?
442. Start by adding the digits of the police emergency number for most places in the U.S., then add to that the sum of the digits of the last four numbers of "information" outside your local calling area. What is your answer?
443. Can you recognize words without their A's? Shown below are a dozen
words from which exactly 39 A's have been extracted. See if you can put back the missing A's. Each word has at least 3 A's.
1. bnn 2. prllx 3. chrbnc 4. cnst 5. dmnt
6. ngrm 7. slm 8. Mlyn 9. ctmrn 10. bccrt
11. brcdbr 12. mcdm
445. Two years ago, a man was offered a motorcycle for $1024, but he declined to buy it. A year later, he was offered the same motorcycle for $640, but again decided not to buy it. A little while after that, he was again offered the motorcycle, this time at $400. Again, he refused to buy it. Last week, he turned the motorcycle down even though the price had now fallen to $250. If the owner offers it for sale yet again, and he makes a consistent reduction, how much will it be for sale for the next time?
446. The names of three European cities are hidden in the sentence below.
Can you find them? (the letters are in consecutive order.)
She said, "Otto, slow down or this little boat will hit an iceberg, ending our lives!"
448. In the puzzle below, change the first letter of each word on either side of
the blank to make a new word. Use the same letter for both words on one line. Then fill in the new letter on the line between the two words.
When you have finished, you will have a new word, reading down.
MART _____ HARD
ROUND _____ WERE
FASTER _____ WITHER
PLASTIC _____ FAST
BOLES _____ AIMLESS
449. Your quiz for this day in March is most unusual. As is this
paragraph. What is so unusual about it?
If you look hard, you should find what it is without too much difficulty. Try hard to spot it. How long did you think about it?